The purpose of the UEHP is to defend and represent the independent hospitals in Europe, to generate the political and economic conditions aiming to improve the independent initiative in the health field. Moreover UEHP studies and creates better conditions for the smooth management of independent hospitals.
The priority of the UEHP is to promote high quality healthcare focused on the patient. The UEHP has as its objectives all matters related to the EU and particularly:
To co-ordinate initiatives for the free establishment of independent healthcare facilities in the Common Market, as well as the promotion of the internal market in the field of healthcare;
The study of conditions for participation of independent hospitals in the social hospital service in the countries of the European Union